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Developing an African Offshoring Industry—The Case of Nigeria

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  • Radwan, Ismail

    () (World Bank)

  • Strychacz, Nicholas

    () (World Bank)

Abstract

The purpose of this note1 is to raise awareness of Nigeria’s potential as an African offshoring hub, and it is aimed primarily toward policy makers, potential private sector investors, and development partners. What can Nigeria do to take advantage of the benefits of global trade in services; how can the country brand itself as an offshoring destination for international investors; and what government policies are required to ensure that Nigeria plays a role in the growing ICT offshoring sector?

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  • Radwan, Ismail & Strychacz, Nicholas, 2010. "Developing an African Offshoring Industry—The Case of Nigeria," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 35, pages 1-6, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep35
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    Keywords

    development; Africa; Offshoring; Industry Nigeria; trade in services; investment; ICT; government policies; IT; communications;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa

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